On Tuesday 13th of November a group of our Boarders visited two of Tipperary’s Historical attractions, Cahir Castle and the Mitchelstown Caves. Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s best preserved Norman castles. Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the Castle retains its impressive Keep, its tower and much of its defensive structure. The students were given a fascinating insight into life in medieval life in Ireland via a guided tour and an audio visual presentation. After the excellent guided tour, the boys headed straight for Mitchelstown Caves.
A lot of the students had never been to underground caves before and really enjoyed exploring and learning about the history of the caves. They travelled 200 feet underground and learned of the limestone formations that have taken place over thousands of years. On the guided tour the students visited the caverns where they were surrounded by awe inspiring cave formations. A big thank you to our Principal Ms Audrey O’Byrne for facilitating a really enjoyable afternoon.